Brit Marling and Hailee Steinfeld in First 'The Keeping Room' Trailer
"You bar this door behind me! If a man comes throughn, no matter what - you shoot!" Drafthouse Films has debuted the first trailer for The Keeping Room, a thriller set during the dying days of the American Civil War. The film stars Brit Marling and Hailee Steinfeld as sisters, who must fight to defend their home when two rogue soldiers from the Union Army come after them. They're joined by Muna Otaru, who plays a slave with them at their farmhouse fighting back. This looks solid. A bit dark at times, but otherwise not so bad for an indie revisionist western told from the woman's perspective. Opens in theaters September.
Left without men in the dying days of the American Civil War, three Southern women - two sisters and one African-American slave - must fight to defend their home and themselves from two rogue soldiers who have broken off from the fast-approaching Union Army. The Keeping Room is directed by Daniel Barber, from a screenplay written by Julia Hart. This first premiered at the Toronto Film Festival last year, and played at numerous festivals throughout the last year. Drafthouse Films will release Barber's The Keeping Room in select US theaters starting September 25th this fall. For more updates follow @drafthousefilms.
Reader Feedback - 5 Comments
'A feminist Western with bite'...I love it! Thanks again for the heads up on this, Alex. This picture has been on my radar for a bit now as I really like Brit Marling. Look, any young actress trying to make it in the business today that has the balls to turn down a Tom Cruise movie to do something else, anything else, has my interest. In this case Ms. Marling passed on playing 'the girl' in Cruise's Jack Reacher to work with Robert Redford on his political piece The Company You Keep. Which she was quite good in, by the way. Plus, I liked it better than I did the Reacher film, which goes without saying actually. Knowing full well that the former Reacher 'thing' would be more popular with the folks, the masses, then the more substantial Redford picture she still went with Redford over Cruise. I like that. A lot. She obviously has a lot going on besides wanting to be just another 'movie star'. She's an educated woman with a degree in economics from Georgetown and is always doing interesting 'indie' films that sometimes work and sometimes do not. She also has a hand in the producing and writing of some of these films. I find that admirable and interesting and look forward to seeing this one. The director on this picture directed the pretty good Harry Brown movie with Michael Caine so that counts as a plus for me also. Now it just depends on the script and story and how well they executed it all and how they present it. I shall see. Thanks again, Alex. I look forward to reading your take/review on this piece when it comes out.
Bo on Aug 13, 2015
Ryan on Aug 13, 2015
or "Men Who Hate Women". You know, that would be a interesting thing, THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO, but set in Western TImes. // This trailer was pretty great. Marling is the star we deserve.
DAVIDPD on Aug 13, 2015
A bit intimidating story worth attention ...
shiboleth on Aug 14, 2015
Does anyone know where I can watch this online? There's no showings of it at any local theaters in my area 🙁
Jayda Lee on Oct 28, 2015
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